Jim Akins, age 75 of Herrin, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Saline Care & Rehabilitation.
He was born December 29, 1944 to Leonard and Geraldine (Holder) Akins in Murphysboro.
Jim married Diana Gruner on March 19, 1990. They shared 30 years of making wonderful memories.
He was a trucker driver. He loved to hunt coons.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Diana Akins of Herrin; a son, Bill (Michelle) Schemonia of Vergenees; a daughter, Crystal (Roger) Miller of Marion; a brother, Kenny (Linda) Akins of Murphysboro; a sister, Linda Chamness of Freeburg; a sister-in-law, Eugenia Reed of Herrin; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be private in Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park.
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